Education is one of our three community development focus areas and we aim to improve satisfaction with primary and secondary education in our residential communities.
In FY17, we placed the spotlight on conservation education through our partnership with The National Theatre for Children (NTC). NTC provides educational performances about natural resource conservation for primary and secondary students.
Our aim is to provide meaningful connections between schools in our residential communities and deliver a message of conservation in a creative and meaningful way. More than 19,000 primary school students from year K to 6 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth have enjoyed live theatre productions, called ‘The Treasure Trove of Conservation Cove’, ‘A Pirates Tale’ and ‘The Water Pirates of Neverland’.
‘Resource Raiders’ and ‘Global Gamble’ performances were delivered into secondary schools, reaching over 3,000 secondary students in Year 7 to 9, and ultimately reaching families at home.
The conservation education program supports our strong focus on environmental preservation, protection, rehabilitation and stewardship within our residential communities.
Of the teachers surveyed, 100 per cent reported that they would like to see Stockland continue to offer NTC programs to their school. According to Lyn Phillip, Yanchep District High School, “Theatre can provide messages in a way that children want to listen and it stirs their interest to be part of the solution of both local and global issues. Upon return to class we continued, in pirate fashion, to learn more about how we can conserve natural resources.”